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BASF raising global hexanediol capacity by 20%

9:12 AM MST | January 3, 2013 | Vincent Valk

BASF is investing €30 million ($39 million) to raise its global 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) capacity by 20%, to over 50,000 m.t./year, by 2014. BASF makes HDO at Freeport, TX; and Ludwigshafen. BASF is planning to optimize production processes and build out new infrastructure as part of the expansion. HDO is an intermediate used in the production of industrial coatings, polyurethane plastics, adhesives, and cosmetics.   “By increasing our capacity and further optimizing our operations, we respond to the growing demand for innovative high-performance...

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